Apr 1, 2016 - 5:36 PM
I'm having trouble figuring out if I should buy a rail pass and which one or if I should just buy point to point tickets. Here is my itinerary:
day 1: travel from hotel near Zurich airport to Lucerne and then go to Mt Rigi, stay in hotel in Lucerne.
day 2: Mt Titlis
day 3: GoldenPass to at least Interlaken, go to Harder Klum and one of the lakes, return to Lucerne and pick up luggage and then on to Zurich hotel near airport. Possibly go beyond Interlaken if time permits.
I'm most interested in help with rail passes. I would also welcome suggestions about my itinerary. The hotels are fixed, but everything else is flexible.
I would also like to know how to use the passes like the Swiss Pass. If I have a pass, do I still need to get a ticket before boarding a train? Or do I just get on any train and find a seat? Having not traveled by train before, I don't know the procedures.